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CityLIS Research Seminar: Making space for stories




Series: CityLIS 'AfterHours' Research Seminar Series


Storytelling within organisations is a valuable sense-making activity. It helps people learn, share what they know and build trust. However, there has been little research on the spaces that encourage and stimulate the most effective storytelling. It is my assumption that marginal (or liminal) spaces (cafes, kitchens, corridors, hotels, bars, journeys to and from work) are critical.

If that assumption is proved valid, it may cause us to see these neglected and overlooked spaces in a new light with implications for the way we work; the way we design space; and the way we support knowledge sharing.

This interactive workshop will explore how we all use stories and encourage us to look at the spaces around us in a – hopefully! – new light.


Ian Rodwell is Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at the global law firm, Linklaters.

He is also currently undertaking doctoral research in the Department of Library & Information Science here at City, on the role of liminal space in organisational storytelling. Ian’s research interests can be tracked via his blog or you can read his latest tweets: @liminalnarrate.

Contact: Dr Lyn Robinson

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When and where

5.00pm - 6.30pmMonday 30th October 2017

C307 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom